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2004-12-12 01:38:12.960617+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Since I'm working at home, and since much of what I've been doing recently hasn't been heads-down coding, I've been getting into audio from the net to provide a little background chatter for the voices in my head. The gems so far are MarkV's dispatches from Brainwagon, good geeky stuff, Russell Holliman over at mobilepodcast.org, with his dry sense of humor, and for music I like Coverville, actually licensed music, and as the name implies lots of covers, both great and so bad they're good, and The Rock and Roll Geek Show.

So as I've been poking about, I noticed that Susie Bright mentioned having some stuff over at Audible.com. And even though I've found her more recent books thin at best, I figured I'd see what the deal was. $5.95 for 23 minutes.

I'm not averse to spending a little money here and there, and the aforementioned gems are going to get some support from me (I think I owe MarkV dinner anyway), but... dayumn, that's a lot of money for 23 minutes. And it's hard to tell from Audible.com's subscription options what the long-term costs of subscribing are. I think I'll stick with donations to the aforementioned gems and keep looking.

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#Comment Re: made: 2004-12-12 19:18:45.560931+00 by: Shawn

I was buying Susie's individual releases earlier this year (when they were $2 & $3 instead of $6). I thought about the subscription several times, but I'm not sure I ever found out if the payment was automatically rebilled - which I won't do.

I stopped purchasing because money was tight enough then that I couldn't afford it every week, but the biggest problem I have is not having an Audible-compatible device. I'm reduced to downloading, burning to CD (which can only be done with their software) and then ripping the CD to mp3 tracks.

So there's another candidate for Useful Software apps: A virtual CD-R that "burns" iso images.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-12-12 20:25:04.369858+00 by: Dan Lyke

Aaah, I didn't get that that's the media path if you're not using their device. Strike two.

The virtual CD-R would be trivial under Un*x[Wiki], but I'm not sure about Windows[Wiki].